Making Connections Workshop 8
How do we connect social studies to life beyond the classroom? In this
culminating session, the teachers demonstrate the major concepts theyâ€™ve learned throughout the workshop in social studies unit presentations.
Classroom video segments further illustrate effective ways of bridging
social studies concepts and the world beyond the classroom, and show creative examples of teaching and learning.

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Against All Odds-What Is Statistics?
What Is Statistics? Â Using historical anecdotes and contemporary applications, this introduction to the series explores the vital links between statistics and our everyday world. The program also covers the evolution of the discipline.'

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Against All Odds - 7. Models for Growth
'Topics of this program include linear growth, least squares, exponential growth, and straightening an exponential growth curve by logic. A study of growth problems in children serves to illustrate the use of the logarithm function to transform an exponential pattern into a line. The program also discusses growth in world oil production over time.'
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Field Bology
"Lessons from the Field" highlights the project-based, real-world approach to teaching science. The video segment follows a high school student who becomes motivated to learn when challenged to design his own experiment, work with professional mentors, and analyze and present his findings. This case study is excerpted from Learning That Works, a three-part teacher video series that explores the educational possibilities and benefits of firsthand applied science. Run time 06:12.
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World War II: Cause and Effect
Out of the ashes of World War I came an uneasy peace that fueled old hatreds, gave rise to dictatorships and set the wheels in motion for what many believed unthinkable: A Second World War. (Two minutes.)
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How to use Ratios and Proportions to Solve Real World Problems
Instructor uses a Power Point presentation demonstrate how to use ratios and proportions to solve problems real world problems. Â Unit rates are discussed and definitions are given. Â Solving unit rate problems are modeled and a calculator is used for computation. Â
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The Law of Falling Bodies
With the conventional wisdom of the Aristotelian world view, almost everyone could see that heavy bodies fell faster than lighter ones. Then along cam Galileo. His genius deduced that the distance a body has fallen at any instant is proportional to the square of the time spent falling. From that, speed and acceleration follow with the help of a mathematical tool called a derivative.
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American Inventions
What has America contributed to the world of inventions? This video includesÂ slides and upbeat music showing many inventions given to the world by the United States. TheÂ  slides give the inventions, inventor, and fact.Â  Run time 06:16.

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How Do We Use Calculus in the Real World
This is a series of still images, words, and classicalÂ music that shows the viewerÂ how calculus is used in the real world. Â An explanation of what calculus is is given as well as the definition of derivatives. Â
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Donald Duck In Mathmagic Land ( Part 1 of 3)
Released in 1959, this timeless Disney cartoon covers various math concepts as the relate to the real world such as the golden ratio, architecture, music,Â Pythagoras, and infinity.

As Walt Disney explained, "The cartoon is a good medium to stimulate interest. We have recently explained mathematics in a film and in that way excited public interest in this very important subject."
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Released in 1959, this timeless Disney cartoon covers various math concepts as the relate to the real world such as the golden ratio, architecture, music,Â Pythagoras, and infinity. Â

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Egyptian History
Ancient Egypt was an ancient civilization in eastern North Africa, concentrated along the lower reaches of the Nile River in what is now the modern nation of Egypt. This video,Â set to music, presents images of many of the marvels of the Ancient Egyptian world. (2:30)
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Penicillin
In this video clip from Modern Marvels we learn about how penicillin
became available to the masses. During World War II, the militaries
were in desperate need of a drug that would cure infection. Penicillin
was the answer. Run time 2:56

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A Human Story of Computer Animation
It took 20 years of dreaming, planning and ingenuity to create Toy Story, the world s first computer animated full-length feature film, in 1995. It represented a significant departure from the long-established methods of animation, where artists would hand draw characters frame by frame, and painstakingly incorporate movement and color to complete a feature film. Today, thanks to advances in computing power and ingenious software, there is little separation between the refining of an idea and it
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Inventions of War - the Jeep
During World War II, General Dwight Eisenhower called the Jeep one of America's most important weapons. ThisÂ short video describes the origins of the original Jeep and even addresses how it received it's funny name!Â  (U.S. soldiers shortened the term "general purpose vehicle" to "GP" then "Jeep") Run time: 2 minutes
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Toxic: Garbage Island
For years we've been reading about a patch of garbage the size of Texas floating in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, ingeniously dubbed the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Basically, any trash that gets dumped in the water rides the currents to this one spot and joins an ever-increasing flotilla of garbage. For all the breathless accounts of the mess and its impact on the area's sealife, however, no one seemed to have a picture of the buildup.

In order to sate our own curiosit

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Macedonia
'For a brief period, after the conquests of Alexander the Great, it became the most powerful state in the world' (Macedonia, Wikipedia, 2009). This history channel documentary is suitable for older middle and high school students. (WARNING: There may be scenes of war.)
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Macedonia 4
'For a brief period, after the conquests of Alexander the Great, it became the most powerful state in the world' (Macedonia, Wikipedia, 2009). This history channel documentary is suitable for older middle and high school students. (WARNING: There may be scenes of war.)
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Macedonia 5
Note: this last clip is quite short. 'For a brief period, after the conquests of Alexander the Great, it became the most powerful state in the world' (Macedonia, Wikipedia, 2009). This history channel documentary is suitable for older middle and high school students. (WARNING: There may be scenes of war.)
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Caesar Part 4 of 5
Caesar,part 4. In this part Julius Caesar leads his legions
across the Rubicon, Caesar began a civil war in 49 BC from which he became the master of the Roman world. After assuming control of government, he began extensive reforms of Roman society and government. He heavily centralized the bureaucracy of the
Republic and was eventually proclaimed "dictator in perpetuity"

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